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David Palma

David Palma

MD, PhD; Radiation Oncology, Cross Appointment to Medical Biophysics and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Research Interests / Specializations: Dr. Palma's research focuses on translational imaging science, including evaluating new imaging and radiotherapy technologies in the pre-clinical and clinical setting.
Brian  Pagenkopf

Brian Pagenkopf

PhD. Professor, Department of Chemistry: Organic Teaching Division, Western University.

Research Interests / Specializations: Organic Synthesis
Armen Parsyan

Armen Parsyan

MD, PhD, DSc, MPH, FRCSC. General Surgeon and Breast Surgical Oncologist. Assistant Professor, Departments of Surgery, and Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Clinician-Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute

Research Interests / Specializations: Translational Breast Cancer Research, Patent-Derived in Vitro and In Vivo Models of Breast Cancer, Studies of Novel Multimodality Treatments in Patient-Derived Preclinical Models, Models of Brain Metastases in Breast Cancer, Mechanisms of Breast Cancer Development and Progression, Non-Inferiority Clinical Trials in Surgical Oncology.
Silvia Penuela

Silvia Penuela

PhD. Associate Professor, Depts. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Oncology Division of Experimental Oncology. Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University.

Research Interests / Specializations: Biochemistry and cell biology of pannexins in cancer.
@DrSilviaPenuela
spenuela@uwo.ca

Francisco  Perera

Francisco Perera

BSc. ENG. MD. FRCP(C). Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology, Western University. Radiation Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program

Research Interests / Specializations: Extensive experience in clinical trials for breast and gastrointestinal malignancies. Key collaborator in the design and completion of clinical trials in breast cancer in collaboration with the Ontario Clinical Oncology Group and the National Cancer Institute of Canada.
Terry Peters

Terry Peters

PhD, FRSC. Professor Emeritus, Department of Medical Biophysics, and Medical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering.

Research Interests / Specializations: Image-guided surgery; 3-D visualization, non-linear image warping, instrument tracking, multi-modality image registration, brain imaging, cardiac imaging, stereoscopic visualization and virtual reality.
Jim Petrik

Jim Petrik

PhD. Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.

Research Interests / Specializations: Female reproductive biology and ovarian cancer. Developing novel therapeutics for treatment of late stage ovarian cancer. Focusing on anti angiogenic therapies for inhibiting new growth of blood vessels supplying the tumours.
Christopher Pin

Christopher Pin

Ph.D; Basic Scientist, Oncology Associated Professor, Departments of Paediatrics, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Oncology; Scientist, Children's Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute

Research Interests / Specializations: PI, CIHR and NSERC funding on pancreatic cancer; Molecular Biology; Epigenetics; Animal modeling of cancer
Lisa  Porter

Lisa Porter

PhD. Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Windsor. Executive Director, WE-SPARK Health Institute.

Research Interests / Specializations: Molecular/cell biology as it pertains to cancer biology and links to normal development. Focus on cell cycle and cell growth regulation in breast, brain, liver, prostate cancer. Uses mouse and zebrafish models as well as cell lines and patient-derived samples and clinical data.
Nicholas Power

Nicholas Power

MD; Surgery: Urology, Oncology

Research Interests / Specializations: Clinical care; Translational research; Prostate, renal, testicular cancer; tumor banking
Frank Prato

Frank Prato

PhD, FCCPM, ABMP, FCOMP, FURSI, FCAHS

Research Interests / Specializations: Research Imaging Program Leader , Assistant Scientific Director, Lawson Health Research Institute Dr. Frank Prato has completed implementation of a $30 million grant for molecular and hybrid imaging facilities including, as of Feb 7 2012, the first PET/MRI whole body hybrid imaging platform in Canada. He has expertise in both nuclear medicine imaging and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and has published over 210+ scientific papers. With a team of 31 researchers, the Lawson Imaging program is a recognized leader in non-invasive biomedical imaging. Hybrid imaging (which combines two or more imaging methods to provide superior images and diagnostic information) is currently being applied to the areas of cardiology, neurology (including mental health), metabolic disease and cancer.
Douglas Quan

Douglas Quan

MD. RCPSC. Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Western University. Associate Scientist, Lawson Research Institute.

Research Interests / Specializations: Liver disorders.
Jacques Raphael

Jacques Raphael

MD, MSc. Medical Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program. Assistant Professor of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Clinical - Breast and Lung Cancer. Research - Early phase drug trials and biomarker studies. Systematic reviews/meta-analyses
Michael  Rieder

Michael Rieder

MD. PhD. Professor, Department of Paediatric, Physiology & Pharmacology and Medicine at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentristy, Western University. Head, Division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology. Scientist, Robarts Research Institute. Member, Drug Therapy Committee of the Canadian Paediatric Scociety. Member of the Executive of the Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Consultant to Health Canada, the NIH, the MRC and the College of Academies.

Research Interests / Specializations: Research focuses on drug safety and adverse drug reactions as well as optimal therapeutics in children. Studies generic variations and their impact on drug efficacy and safety and the mechanims of drug hypersensitivity.
George Rodrigues

George Rodrigues

MD. PhD. FRCPC, FASTRO; Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Oncology (Radiation)

Research Interests / Specializations: Radiation Oncology; Prostate & GU, Lung Cancers; Brain Metastases, Epidemiology & Biostatistics: Markov modeling; Database analysis, Clinical Trials
John Ronald

John Ronald

PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics. Scientist, Robarts Research Institute. Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute.

Research Interests / Specializations: Research focusees on pioneering novel molecular and cellular imaging technologies. Specific interest on improving early cancer detection, improved monitoring state-of-the-art gene-based and cell-based therapies for cancer and other disease.
@John_A_Ronald

Bekim Sadikovic

Bekim Sadikovic

PhD. DABMG (Cyto;Mol), FACMG. Clinical Molecular Geneticist, Clinical Cytogeneticist.

Research Interests / Specializations: Division Head, Molecular Diagnostics Division, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics, Epigenomics, Hereditary and Somatic Oncology, Computational Biology, Machine Learning, Big Data
Caroline Schild-Poulter

Caroline Schild-Poulter

PhD; Biochemistry

Research Interests / Specializations: Mechanisms of cancer development; Cellular response to DNA damage
Timothy Scholl

Timothy Scholl

PhD; Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Western University. Scientist, Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, Western University. Investigator, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.

Research Interests / Specializations: Research focus on measuring cancer metabolism with magnetic resonance imaging. Specific interests in characterizing human prostate cancer with sodium MRI and development of hyperpolarized 13C magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging for assessing therapeutic response in pre-clinical models of glioma.
@TimothyScholl3
tscholl@robarts.ca

Trevor Shepherd

Trevor Shepherd

Translational Oncology Scientist, London Regional Cancer Program. Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn, Oncology and Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Interests / Specializations: Ovarian cancer; metastasis; 3D spheroid; patient-derived samples; cell signalling; tumour dormancy; therapeutics testing
Brian Shilton

Brian Shilton

Ph.D.; Professor, Department of Biochemistry Director of Macromolecular Crystallography Facility

Research Interests / Specializations: Molecular structure and enzyme mechanism; molecular dynamics; nicotinamide function and metabolism; drug interactions; quinone reductases 1 and 2; Pin1 peptidyl prolyl isomerase; p53 tumor suppressor; 20S proteosome
Krishna Singh

Krishna Singh

PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Western University.

Research Interests / Specializations: Autophagy, DNA damage and repair, endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition, cardiovascular diseases and organ fibrosis.
Peter Stathopulos

Peter Stathopulos

PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University.

Research Interests / Specializations: Structural biology; calcium signaling; molecular pharmacology; protein folding; ion channels; SOCE; mitochondrial Ca2+;cancer; heart disease; immunodeficiency.
Michael Strong

Michael Strong

MD, FRCP(C), FANN, FCAHS, Professor of Neurology, Western University. President, Canadian Institute of Health Research.

Research Interests / Specializations: Focuses on understanding the cellular biology of ALS and has led to an understanding of the mechanisms by which intracellular deposits of protein are formed, and how these aggregates contribute to the understanding of neurophychological deficits in ALS, both clinically and at the cellular level.
Jonathan D. Thiessen

Jonathan D. Thiessen

PhD. Assistant Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Medical Imaging, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. PET/MRI Scientific Director, Lawson Research Health Institute. Scientist, Imaging Program, Lawson Health Research Institute. Associate Member, The Brain & Mind Institute, Western University.

Research Interests / Specializations: PET/MRI of prostate cancer, glioma, cardiac disease, and neurodegenerative disorders.
Joe Torchia

Joe Torchia

PhD; Oncology (Experimental) Senior Oncology Scientist, LRCP

Research Interests / Specializations: Gene regulation in cancer; epigenetics; hormone signalling in cancer; DNA methylation, Hepatocellular Carninoma.
Elena Tsvetkova

Elena Tsvetkova

MD, FRCPC, M.Ed. Medical Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Centre. Assistant Professor, Shulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University.

Research Interests / Specializations: Clinical: GI, NET, Breast, GIST. Research: Pancreatic Cancer and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours.
Eva Turley

Eva Turley

PhD; Biochemistry, Oncology (Experimental), Distinguished Oncology Scientist, LRCP

Research Interests / Specializations: Breast cancer; Cellular and molecular mechanisms of metastasis; 3D cell culture models; Translational research; Novel therapeutics. Fibrosis and inflammation in tumour microenvironments.